Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Jumuah Khutbah By Sh. Mohammed Faqih at IIOC on April 28th, 2017.
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My dear brothers and sisters,
we have a golden opportunity.
This very moment is a golden opportunity. This day is a great opportunity.
This month, this blessed month of Shaban
a great, valuable, priceless opportunity with
and tremendous amount of good deeds
being at stake, but not only that, it's a transition into the month of Ramadan
which we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to deliver delivers to the month of Ramadan while we're enjoying our health. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to preserve us and preserve the month of Ramadan and allow us to have yet another experience inshallah Tada.
This moment, but it starts right now.
Because there are many
who are not
able to be with us.
Either they're very ill,
or physically not able to come and join us and listen to these words. Or they're not even conscious anymore. They're in a vegetative state or they're in a coma.
And only Allah Subhana Allah knows if they're going to come out of it.
worse than that would be they're gone.
They have departed this world
and we have dispose of their bodies or their bodies are in the process of being disposed off.
This is a reality that no
This is there is consensus one of the issues where there is consensus amongst all people. All people perhaps even animals are aware of this.
That each and every single one of us is here
And that that moment where they are going to depart This world is going to come.
And when that moment comes
and tells us that people are going to look back and say,
Oh how I wish I have done such and such.
And even when that moment is over and they transition to the next slide, their wish would be the same
color of yours your own Take me back.
And what the Quran tells us the Quran revealed to us 1400 years ago.
What's the mindset or the psyche of that individual at that moment, or when they're past that moment is
it is largely Armando Salafi, Mattox Take me back Oh a lot, so that I can do some good deeds, righteous deeds.
It's not a it's not so that I can enjoy another
Happy Meal or
another steak or another burger or another vacation. or another. These things are great blessings that Allah Subhana Allah has given us and by all means, you know, as long as you enjoy it, and Helen, and as long as you can afford it, and as long as you're not being excessive, right? enjoy it and thank Allah subhanaw taala. for it, Allah be pleased when you enjoy something, and you thank him for it. As long as again, you acquired through Helen means in a way that pleases Allah subhana wa to Allah, and that you deal with it in a fashion that pleases a loss of habitat. And then after that, you're humbly expressing your gratitude to Allah azza wa jal, by all means is a blessing. And guess
what, whatever Allah has written for you in this life you're going to get,
no one is going to take it away from you, no one can block it, no one can slash it, no one can hinder it. No one can take it from you, you're going to get everything that a lot as we get has written for you, you're going to live every minute of the life that Allah azza wa jal has already written for you, you're going to get every bite of the foods that Allah subhanaw taala has written for you, you're going to get every sip of the drink that Allah subhanaw taala has written for you, you're going to get every penny of the money that you're going to be consuming and spending.
So everything will be delivered and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this has been revealed, this is set.
And as much as we are to do our best and work hard, and this life, we should always realize we have to do this. But we should always realize that
no matter how hard you work,
it's not going to change any of this, the only thing that will change is if you make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala, if Allah subhanaw taala has written for you that your draft will be accepted, then perhaps Then,
and only then
you will receive more, or some harm will be kept away from you. Other than that, it's all written by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So follow the prompts or sentences, take it easy on yourself.
I was going over some some of the notes and some how to LA, I came across
that was written by
a nurse or health care provider that cared for dying adults.
And she made an observation
that almost every single case or that most most of these people have, or had five regrets.
Right, has to do with not having enough, you know, joy, not reconnecting with family and friends and loved ones and making them priority, not looking after themselves and their needs, and making sure not living a balanced life. Things like that.
Right? And some or maybe most of these can be all somehow understood in the light of the idea that Allah Subhana Allah revealed at the end of sorts in one afternoon where Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you have livina M and O you who believe. Let not your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah.
Whoever does that is a loser. And Allah Subhana Allah says, then spend from what Allah has which Allah has given you, spend from it, spend it on yourself, take care of your family, and when you do that, Allah Subhana Allah will reward you right? Enjoy it, enjoy the holiday that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you. Share it with as many people as possible make a difference in people's lives. Discover the happiness and the joy that comes from helping someone live your life.
Like someone who wants to leave behind a legacy that like someone who understands or realizes that they are going to stand before on line one day, they want to say, Oh Allah, how omo kitabi Thank you for a wonderful life or Allah, here's my book of record, oh people, here's my book of record, read it, look into it. I have them as much as I can't. And wherever wherever I fell short, may Allah subhanaw taala, forgive me, I did my best. Try to take advantage of every moment.
So lots of how much Allah says what
be. Then when death comes upon one of you says, oh, Allah.
Give me some time.
Give me an extension, can I get an extension? Last week, so many people had to file for an extension
until October, because they were not ready
to pay with you know, Uncle Sam, what they were they they were not ready to pay their taxes.
That might be possible in this life. But this is not going to be possible in the hereafter.
Whatever your loss of habitat or whatever you owe people, you have to make sure that as soon as possible to the best of your ability, that you fulfill it before that moment comes. Because no one
will be granted an extension in this life. No one, absolutely no one.
No prophets, no messenger, no righteous people. No King, no Emperor.
Not a child, not an old, no one will be given an extension. No one, not even angels are going to be given an extension. when the moment comes. It's over.
But Allah subhanaw taala tells us that that person would you wish to go back or to be given an extension?
Or a kidney injury? Or like give me a little more not even
the amount of life that I have not double my life? No, just give me a little more a little more.
Give me till tomorrow. Give me another hour. Just not not too long. He's not saying Oh, like give me a decade or two or three or, or as much as I have already left? No, no, just give me one more day. One more week, one more hour was a very small amount.
Either Lee, perhaps I may be able to catch up.
Right lolly that I may be able to assert that I may be able to give soccer and soccer and run around and try to help as many people as possible all these people that were invisible, that I did not pay attention to that I did not see their pain because I was so consumed and overwhelmed with my own needs and whims and desires or law, allow me an extra day or two so that I can reach out to them reach out to as many people as possible and make a difference in their lives.
And perhaps be mean to him. And maybe I will be amongst the righteous, I may be able to pray a little more fast, a little more.
I'm standing in front of you today. You know my intention was to talk about the merits of the of the shot month of Shabbat so panel like this right before I came to the machine right before I came to the machine.
On a phone call. I received the news of the passing of a relative of mine, a young man that I myself thought I was his teacher when he was in sixth grade and seventh grade 31 year old. His mother tried to wake him up so that he can go to the masjid.
Get ready for Juma and go to the masjid.
And he didn't wake up.
This is it.
This is it.
And this is life.
So let's take advantage of what we have. Let's take advantage of a day or two or the week or the month, or the month or the years that we have because all of it, you know it's going to look like nothing.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us that he used to celebrate the month of Shabbat and by fasting the whole almost the whole month.
And the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was asked for those of us who cannot wait for the month of Ramadan. Don't wait for the month of Ramadan.
When people say come to me and they say you know I'm getting excited. I can't wait for the microphone. I'm like, don't wait.
You're not supposed to wait for the month of Ramadan.
So you don't even have to tell me that you can't wait. I understand that you can't wait and I believe that none of us can wait. You shouldn't wait. Guess what the month of Ramadan is not supposed to come upon you. You're supposed to pursue it. You're supposed to welcome it. You're supposed to receive it. You're supposed to prepare yourself for it.
And we have told us how to use it properly.
are themselves you know six months in advance but at least the month where we're supposed to
prepare ourselves and get ourselves into normal bar mode and warm up for the month of Ramadan has arrived. koningsdam calendar started yesterday according to others started today. This is the month of Shabbat
and when I show the olana as the Messenger of Allah messenger of Allah I see that you fast in the month of Ramadan she said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam did not fast a full month except for Ramadan.
And she said I had never seen him fast in any month as much as he used to pass in the month of Shabbat.
And when he was asked about that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Sharon Yolanda Kathy Roman has been Raja Ramadan.
That is a month between the month of Raja which is a sacred month of great significance. Even ancient Arab Arabs used to celebrate the month of Shabbat
and the month of Ramadan which, which is the month in which Allah Subhana Allah revealed the Quran, the month of this oma right?
And in between comes the month of Shabbat most people are unaware, or they neglected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, however, they don't realize that this is according to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
in Allah and it's a month during which the deeds our deeds are
raised to Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are presented to Allah azza wa jal.
The scholar said, there's three revision of deeds that takes place, daily, weekly, and annually.
The Daily revision the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us every day in the Fie communicator of Kabbalah, if you can believe
that Allah subhanaw taala has designated angels that take shifts they alternate day and night. So a group of them they come a treasure, they are present, and guess where angels gather
in the massages. So they come in the morning,
and they raise and they take
pretty much they take notes. But they take also over the shift of the angels that stayed with us overnight.
And some of the scholars said this happens, this shift happens at fudger. And
right? And when they go when one when one group of angels go, they report to Allah subhanho wa Taala what his servants have been doing, what they what what are they up to?
And those who were in the massage, they will say we came upon them while they are remembering you, celebrating your remembrance, celebrating your Vicar pray. And we departed. We found them there. So whoever is found there, of course, whoever is not found Hamas is assumed it's known that that person is right. So this is the daily revision. The weekly the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said happens on a Thursday, every Thursday. This happens, and that's why when the Prophet Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked, Why do you fast about his faceting on Thursday, he said, because that's the day we're on loss of habitat, it looks at and reviews the deeds of his servants,
or it's presented to Allah it's reported to Allah as the weekly report takes place on Thursday, and I love for my deeds to be reported to Allah subhanho wa Taala NF saw him while I'm in the state of fasting.
And then the annual reporting takes place in the month of Shabbat this very month. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast most of the month and there is a debate amongst the scholars when which part of the month is it the middle of the month, or is it the whole month? Allah subhana wa tada knows best it appears to be, especially when we look at what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
used to do that no individual knows when their deeds are going to be reviewed in this month.
Right when they're these are going to be reported. So the process I'm used to fast most of the month, because you never know. And for those who specified that it's the middle of the month or the 15th. You know, there's a whole there's a huge debate about it. It's not known so for those of us who are just waiting for the 15th you shouldn't do that. Take advantage of this month, and do what the possible a lot of it was telling us to do fast as much as you can. If you use too fast, once a week, make it twice a week.
If you use too fast, only the middle three days of the month, perhaps fast. Two days out of out of the week, Mondays and Thursdays and maybe add to it the three middle days of the month.
If you did it fast, start now. Even if you're able to, you know get in a day or two or three, start getting your body start getting your spirit start start start getting
Your emotions ready for the month of Ramadan, get into the and ask Allah Subhana Allah to get you there last Hannah with the Allah, that you are excited about the month of Ramadan and you're going to make this Ramadan
a different one, please move forward and fill in all the gaps we have people standing that they cannot join us.
So get in as much as you can show a loss of Hannah what to Allah. Right? And perhaps if we don't make it for some reason, then Allah subhanaw taala knows your intention knows that you were excited knows that you were determined, knows that you had, you know, started
right and perhaps you'll receive your reward.
brothers and sisters, let's take advantage of what we have. Life is very short, no matter how long. It may seem, life is extremely short. And it's like a blink of an eye. May Allah subhanaw taala make you an eye of those who are aware of the reality of this life of those who listen and follow the recipe. They listen to a polo head of cola
hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala Lydian
when they report it to Allah subhanho wa Taala we're told by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah azza wa jal forgives the sins of everyone that believes in Allah azza wa jal does not associate partners with a lasagna.
Allah Subhana Allah
forgives, so long they are in a state of Eman and they are doing their best all their minor sins will be washed along with forgive them. However, Allah azza wa jal were taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will tell the angels as for the ones who will forgive everyone, except
the ones who have
dispute the ones who are holding grudges in their hearts against someone else, and cut off someone else, people who have dispute amongst themselves themselves and they were and they fought to resolve these conflicts and these disputes
the type of conflicts that interpersonal conflicts that cause people to cut off their relationship and suspend their relationship and, and and and hold grudges in their hearts against one another and have animosity and wish ill wish the other person is.
And they don't talk to each other for a week to three a month, a year years, in some cases.
And Allah subhanaw taala were told by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every week and then annually in the month of Chabad Allah will tell the angels these put their fiber site they're still suspended. I'm not going to look at them or grant them anything forgiveness, nor their deeds would be happy
until they mend the broken tie until they make up until they rectify their affairs until they obey Allah is their agenda. Allah.
Allah fear Allah be mindful of a law, have respect for Allah wa sallahu that they may come and he tells us to work out our disputes in our differences. and rectify
our fares wisely. Whoa, that's a beanie come Humble yourself, get over your ego.
Discover the power of forgiveness, pardon people.
Allah subhanaw taala. And guess what? It's only those noble people of purity.
Not that these people are perfect, and they don't get angry or get mad. They do. Even the most righteous of people. And, you know, were reported to us to have, we are human beings. And Allah Subhana Allah knows, it's understandable that you will be hurt you will be you will be, you know, you'll be angry. You'll be bitter, you'll be resentful. This is this is given.
But there are different levels there. There are amongst the believers, there are those who are able to overcome their anger immediately. They don't even allow to last for an hour or two. Maybe you're not at that level, that's fine. There are those who need in a few hours, maybe just to calm down and then just get over it. They're wise enough to maybe you're not they're clear inshallah, there are those who need a day.
They need to sleep it off. They need to, you know, go and take a walk and they need they need some some time. That's fine. You want to take 24 hours to get over something. There are those who need a little more than that. So Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allows us you know, three days
to cool off, don't make it that's fine three days, but past that,
that shows a weakness, a weakness in that person's personality. A weakness in that person's Emad a weakness in that interview that individual needs some help, but they need to be aware of that.
But to allow a pawn to exploit this, and drag it on for four weeks and four months and four years what for
trivial issues for too long lost, fear loss of a nickel, it's not worth so take advantage of the month of shotgun.
First, do good deeds. Prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan, make lots of dough, but also forgive one another. forgive one another. It's not worth it. That's your deeds.
be examined by loss of habitat. Let your sins be forgiven by Allah azza wa jal do not keep yourself in a state of suspension.
May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon those who passed away.
And then Allah subhanaw taala give
health grant health and cure those who are suffering of any illness and May Allah subhana wa Taala protect and preserve our community members and our institutions and our families. May Allah subhanaw taala preserve our brothers and sisters overseas and give those who are oppressed victory over the oppressors May Allah subhana wa tada liberate the Muslim lands May Allah bless this month of Shabbat and allow us to enjoy the month of Ramadan. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
allow you and I to give those who do their best to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and whatever shortcomings we have We ask Allah to help us overcome them
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